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Geneva 2010: Audi A8 Hybrid a concept in name only

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on Mar 3rd, 2010 at 12:42PM

In the Them's Big Words department, Audi is calling its A8 Hybrid "the efficiency standard." And it's not exactly untrue since the top-of-the-peak, 211-horsepower 2.0-liter sedan boosted by a 45-hp electric motor has more power than an A3 TDI and a faster 0-to-60 sprint, yet the gas mileage comparison isn't unfavorable: the A3 gets 34 miles per gallon combined, the A8 Hybrid does 38 mpg. And you get all that A8 size and panache. And 21-inch rims. Responsibly. All that is certain to cost you come negotiating time: It remains a concept so Audi hasn't released a price, but when you're... Read More

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